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. that is next on c-span. than a hearing on nasa budget and mission. ♪ famous movieost??// stars leave the film capital to help the government sell more -- they are all part of a contingent of celebrities giving their time and talents to lead the war effort. >> how popular culture presented the war. how was the work presented in movies from the 1940s? how was it presented in comic books in the 1940s? how was it presented in tin pan alley in music in the 1940s? >> this weekend on "american history" popular history on world war ii. saturday night at 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. eastern on c-span numeral read. >-- c-span 3. >> never marks from buzz alterman on space exploration and travel. -- now remarks from buzz aldrin on space exploration and travel. >> please welcome buzz aldrin. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> i come out punching. >> that is right. thank you for coming out here. the crowd is happy to be here. a living legend, really. what was your first recollection as a little kid that made you say, i want to go up there? get to thate question. how many veterans are there in the crowd? [applau
-span. >> coming up next, the house science, space and technology committee looks at nasa's budget and its overall strategic vision. a recent report says the program lacks clear direction from the white house and congress about what its goals should be. retired air force major general ronald sega, the vice chair of the national research council, testified along with a former chair of the house science committee, robert walker, and a number of aerospace experts. this is about two hours, 30 minutes. >> myself for five minutes or so for an opening statement. and i say, once again, good morning and welcome to today's hearing. i want to especially recognize some of our colleagues and our colleague and friend robert walker, the former chairman of this committee for many years, for agreeing to testify here today. bob, it's good to see you, and i thank you and the other witnesses for being with us. i recognize it takes a lot of time and effort goes into the preparation of hearings and testimony, and i want all of you to know that your expert knowledge and your vast experience is very useful to the committ
month about the future of space exploration. that is next on c-span. then, a hearing on nasa's budget and mission. now, remarks from u.s. astronaut buzz aldrin on the future of space exploration and travel. this event was hosted by the world affairs council of orange county, california. >> please welcome buzz aldrin. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> i come out punching. >> that is right. thank you for coming out here. the crowd is happy to be here. a living legend, really. what was your first recollection as a little kid that made you say, i want to go up there? >> let me get to that question. how many veterans are there in the crowd? [applause] i do not know how many of you know this, but i gave a hand salute to the pledge of allegiance, which is now authorized and not mandated by the congress, to help veterans identify each other in a crowd for the star-spangled banner and the pledge of allegiance. it troubles me that so very few avail themselves of this privilege. it was a privilege and an honor to serve my country. that is what has guided me through the rest of my life. my a
and the future of the works that he started, the nasa launch operation center shall here to be known as the john f. kennedy space center. >> in april 1964 nasa launched project gemini. >> the gemini was started and it was a two-man spacecraft. the gemini program was specifically to show that we could do a rendezvous and dock. >> in order to get to the moon you had to have capability of two weeks in space. you had to beke able to rendezvous. you had to be able to do eva, get outside the spacecraft in a spacesuit, and you had to have a guided re-entry. we practiced all of those missions in gemini. so p gemini was an extremely important part of the lunar program. >> onim june 3rd, 1965 on gemini 4, astronaut edward white was the first american to perform an eva, extra vehicular activity, or spacewalk. >> i feel like a million dollars. >> america was still playing catch up, however. soviet cosmonaut performed a spacewalk three months earlier. the big prize was still up there in the night sky, and the gemini missions were moving forward. each one providing nasa with more information necessary for tha
. chairman. nasa was created in the '50s in reaction to the soviet union launching sputnik one, which ignited a space race beginning with a directory program. nasa's focus on putting cubans into space serve as its most high profile and arguably the most exciting facet of the agency. .. i appreciate your comment on the stimulus act appropriated more funds in one act the in this country has spent on nasa since its creation in 1958 and the budgets of spending more and a sample of priorities. and in terms of having this see is the continued united states pre-eminence, not just in demand space programs but in terms of science and inventions and everything else that goes along with it, and it ended up being washed away in the flood of stimulus france. as this hearing has highlighted already, the president's approach to human spaceflight lacks a clear mission and he is relying on the success of commercial space, which i agreed is vital that has dragged its feet and pushed its flight at nasa. i strongly support a public-private partnership for the country's space policy. however, it is up to nasa to
by nasa. and every one of the seven were flown without accidents. they never entered an astronaut on a space flight. that is quite an accomplishment -- they never injured and astronauts on a . that is quite an accomplishment. let's look at the next 42 years, but the lunar landing until now. i have put up here five systems. there is really only three that have flown, and new systems that have flown people to space within 42 years. there is the space shuttle. there is the chinese shenzhou and spaceshipone. only three in 42 years. the ones on the bottom -- those will probably fly people into space at the next few years. spaceshiptwo. the richard branson program company is still working on. and of course, the dragon. kind of a short list for the next 42 years. how many in this audience were born before 1935? great. you know, the last audience i talked to a few weeks ago, there was not one person who raised his hand. you who raised your hand are members of an extremely important group, because no one born after 1935 has walked on another world. and you know the crazy thing about it? th
at this year's super bowl. sports is straight ahead. >>> we'll tell you what nasa was up to last night with its latest launch. >>> and take a look at this controversial quilt displaying a lynching. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. it was a spectacular liftoff. nasa launched a new high-tech satellite into orbit from cape canaveral, florida. the new equipment will improve communication with the international space station and relay images captured by the hubble space telescope. >>> a quilt displaying a photograph of a lynched african-american woman is generating strong emotions with visitors at an indianapolis library. >> i get people out here all different kinds of colors, races and creed treating me bad because of stuff like this. >> i know it can be painful for some people. i know some people are angry. some people cry. >> the quilt is part of a collection of pieces that will be displayed through february and march. >>> controversy is brewing after school officials fired starter pistols during an emergency drill outside of chicago. some students were alarmed by the exercise mea
to destinations beyond the moon. nasa and the european space agency announced the plan at the johnson space center in texas. the esa will participate in developing the rocket system for nasa's orion spacecraft. engineers plan to first launch an unmanned prototype on a fly-by of the moon in 2017. they will then work on enhancing the technology for a longer distance mission. u.s. president barack obama announced a plan for a manned mission to mars by the 2030s. nasa and the european space agency have suggested the possibility of cooperating in that project as well. >>> people in the united arab emirates are worrying about the future of their most lucrative export, the uae is one of the world's leading oil producers, but leaders are seeing a shortage on the horizon. the strain on the supply is growing so now this fossil fuel-driven nation is considering alternatives. nhk world's sho bepu has more from the capital, abu dabe. >> reporter: an exhibition is underway focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates tells the participants that his country realiz
. a what about the $15 million going to nasa? nasa wasn't in the path of the storm. it wasn't impacted. that is another one people are kind of hung up on, saying, when you have people again who are out of their homes, who are, you know, trying to figure out how to repair where they live and get their belongings back in order you're giving 15 million to nasa? >> that was in the path of the storm. one is a nasa facility in virginia which was in the path of the storm. there was another facility that was in the path of the storm. when you hear nasa, you think florida, you think texas. but there are other nasa facilities that were hit and hurt during this storm. melissa: yeah. >> we have been told by chairman rogers and ranking member nita lowey, that they quote scrubbed it and took out unrelated items. melissa: is that how they got down to the nine billion? it feels like going from $60 billion bill to this quick bill that is $9 billion that could actually go to the people, we have a lot of sympathy for if we need the money we saved ourselves $51 billion on stuff we didn't need like $336 mi
these people. ♪ and it's beautiful . >>> nasa is abandoning a launchpad that sent the apollo 11 crew to the moon. it's no longer in the business of launching crews, so nasa wants to rent facilities to private companies. it's been tough to find takers for the highly specialized assets. >> there's a lot of uncertainty in the commercial space industry, in the nasa space industry, so there's -- things have not necessarily evolved as quickly as we would have liked. >>> nasa is renting the space shuttle runway to analysis cash. boeing is building a commercial space ship in a former shuttle hangar. but start-up space companies have been slow to sign on. nasa says facilities not leased by the end of this year may be demolished. that would make one heck of a, what, loft condo? >> just a party pad. [ laughter ] >> there we go. on the water? >>> heys skins are off to the playoffs. some fans are -- some cowboys fans are having a hard time coping with sunday's loss. take a look. there you go. >> well, that fan was so upset he decided his tony romo jersey had to go. and started firing, and -- ther
' biggest moon which is about the size of san francisco bay and has almost no gravity. >> nasa mars rovers have wheels they may not work on this. >> if you tried a wheel system in low gravity you could flip it over and you could just completely lose control. >> rather than rolling, the students are making hedge hogs tumble and hop using spinning motors sealed inside. they have started with this two dimensional model of how it will work in gravity. >> i let it go and slowly it drifts back down. as if this were the ground. >> the next prototype is in three dimensions and researchers use a small model of the giant shipping crane at the port of oakland to stimulate microgravity on a miniature model. >> apply little force i can move this entire system. >> the partners at nasa are working on a full-scale model to study hopping on different surfaces. we looked at doing this on concrete surfaces and on sandy surfaces and rocky surfaces. >> they can carry cameras and microscopes and send findings to an orbiting satellite to learn where it came from and whether humans can land there. >> it could be
.c. $15 million for nasa facilities, though nasa itself has called damage minimal. all of the provisions were stripped from the bill that the house approved today. it was pork free. what do you make of this? >> as far as provisions being in there in the first place, unfortunately, that's how sausages are made in washington, d.c. let's remember, we're talking about an appropriation that is some 10,000 million dollars. you cited less than $200 million out of the $10,000 million questionable. it was stripped out. even if it wasn't stripped out. even if that was the price you would pay for greasing the skids of government to get needed aid to people, i would argue it is necessary that you must do that. it's unfortunate, but we must do that. you want to have a discussion about flood insurance or what fema does, how it does it, how effectively it does it, that's fine. but you don't do it when have you thousands of people in desperate need. you don't hold those people hostage in a sense to your ideological predispositions, that's an ugly, thuggish way to do business. >> barney, he is saying whe
. >> nasa has launched a new communication satellite tonight. the unmanned atlas rocket blasted off from cape canaveral. the launch is part of the organization's tracking and data relay satellite program. nasa uses the orbiting network to communicate with the astronauts living on the international space station. the satellites also relays all the images taken by the >> jacqueline: you probably noticed those '60s. 67 in the san mateo. the 60s in pleasanton. for the overnight hours we will stay clear. temperatures to near the coast will be a bit chilly. even warmer tomorrow with that warmer weather sticking around. and this area of high pressure on short that is keeping the storm to the north. not much rainfall and warmer temperatures. chilly away from the coast. vallejo, fairfield and also livermore. and we are seeing warmer conditions. the coast. with upper 60's and 70's. the south bay. 67 degrees in san jose. low mid-60s and concord and 63 degrees in walnut creek. a comparable 65 degrees in downtown san francisco. they range of low-mid upper 60s. a look at your extended forecast. warmer
what you nasa was up to last night with this latest launch. >>> take a look at this controversial quilt displaying a lynching. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. >>> i'm back with one of the big stories, the tough road ahead for chuck hagel, president obama's nominee for the next secretary of defense. joining us with insight, "washington post" reporter sean sullivan. hagel could face tough questions on afghanistan, troops, gays in the military and other issues. what should we watch to see if he'll make it past this confirmation? >> he'll certainly face a grilling from republicans on capitol hill today on, you know, the issues you mentioned, israel is another issue. you know, look for the way that he answers questions from democrats. a lot of republicans are going to oppose his nomination. but senators chuck schumer said that he's in favor of hagel. so if that can clear the way for other democrats to get onboard, that might be enough for him to clear the senate. >> another issue that we're watching out of d.c., president obama saying there is "no doubt that immigration reform and gun
occurred on the 21st of december. >> how do they get these pictures? >> magic. it's nasa, our friends at nasa. joe sent this to me. if you followed me on twitter, you would have had this an hour and a half ago. oh, that's cool. let's talk about temps. they are falling very quickly, in fact, 33 downtown, a lot of folks in the 20s, dew point up a bit, 21, pressure down, 30.19 and winds still south, southwest at 7, but they will increase. in fact, see the colors here, yellows and oranges, those are winds over 15 miles per hour working their way eastward, frederick, winchester, about 15 miles per hour, wind in the mountains 20 to 25. we'll see breezy conditions develop late tonight. look at the temps, though, 32 in rockville, 27 in reston, 29 in sterling, 30 in fairfax, even 30 down in alexandria old town, 32 in college park, 29 in andrews and 31 down toward waldorf. so winds will pick up, clear out tonight, no worries there. breezy tonight and tomorrow and still sort of cold tomorrow, primarily because of those breezes and a chilly dry weekend, really a very nice weekend, about all we co
that is. lori: we've got to go. we have to go on and on. we're busting the clock. coming up nasa spends millions to launch an inflatable space lab made by bigelow aerospace. the company's founder joins tracy and ash next on fox business. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. ashley: good morning, ashley webster. tracy: i'm tracy byrnes. dow and s&p are heading for their fourth straight winning week. the s&p hasn't been up this many days since president bush won re-election way back in 2004. we have the biggest movers ahead. ash
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. it was the ninth hottest year on earth, based on records going back to 1880, according to nasa. the trend of rising temperatures always brings up a debate over climate change, but it's been four years since congress tried to tackle the issue. darren gersh reports from washington. >> reporter: it was not just the united staá?:háhat sweltered through last summer. nasa confirms 2012 was one of the hottest years on record for the entire globe. 2012 was one degree warmer than normal for the 20th century, and, compared to records dating back to 1880, the globe has warmed by 1.4 degrees. nasa scientists also believe the warming trend is accelerating, just as analysts see the political will for climate change hitting new lows. but that doesn't mean the issue has gone away; it's just taking a different form. for example, the house or representatives debated relief from superstorm sandy today. energy analyst kevin book expects governments will increasingly be forced to spend money to mitigate or adapt to climate change. >> with every storm, with every flood, we're getting closer and closer to talking about
shooting victims that some are calling insensitive. >>> talk about a clearance sale, pieces of nasa history that are available to you if the price is right. >>> we are waking up to temperatures in the 20s. >>> take a peek out the window, and you could see quite the show in the sky. the annual quadranted, i think is how you say it, is happening now, and is expected to peak before the sun rises. you're looking at meteors caught by nasa cameras earlier. the shower happens every year when the earth passes through a stream of dust created by an asteroid that may have once been a comet. the shower expected to last through the overnight hours. >> very cool. did you see anything? >> i didn't, but i was reading. i couldn't see the video very well. tom, did i pronounce it correctly? >> quadrantids. close enough. unfortunately here, we had cloudiness. you might have had only a brief view of them overnight. and they did peak several hours ago. right now, we have a lot of cloudiness over the washington monument, the jefferson memorial and throughout most of the region, although there are a few thin spot
they are not organized that way. >>> recently former nasa astor, buzz aldrin called for more leadership from washington when it comes to space travel. he also hopes for the return to big golden space like putting a call me on mars. he spoke on the past and future of space exploration hosted by the world affairs county in orange county california. he credited the series flush gordon for getting him interested in space travel as a child. he joined the program in 1963 and was an astronaut on the apollo 11 mission and the second man to walk on the moon. this is about an hour. >> colonel buzz aldrin. [applause] >> thank you. >> thank you very much. a pleasure. >> back in the corner and come out punching. >> that's right. thank you so much for being here, buzz aldrin. i know it's an honor, a living legend really. what was your first recollection as a little kid when you wanted to go out into space? what made you say hey, i want to go up there? >> let me get to that question. how many veterans are there in the crowd? [applause] i don't know how many of you know this, but i gave a hand salute to the pledge of
in dispute last month. >> still ahead nasa has launched a new space shuttle what it could mean for the future of space flight on the kron 4 morning news continues also today on dr. phil at 4 the man behind the manti teo thank girlfriend hoax is breaking his silence. ronaiah tuiasosopo sits down with a doctor for a first tell-all interview about the hoax that duped the notre dame football star. you can watch the two-part interview right >> we're back at 4:45. let us talk weather and traffic. we have a nice forecast. we have troubles on traffic from erica will tell you more. >> the twinkling lights on the bay bridge. waking up to mainly '30's in the east interior valleys. upper '40's all the calls. >> downtown san francisco 49. 43 in oakland. for 38 in concord and 42 in fremont. >> taking the numbers in to the afternoon mid to upper 60s. temperatures flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> san jose 66. 68 in los gatos. of the clear skies and plenty of sunshine in the state. fairfield 64 the same for his work. 65 in pleasanton. mid-60's for petaluma and the botnavateo . 62 in the ocean beach. >> c
. it is true. plus is it hard to find a parking spot for your space shuttle? nasa is about to change that. how you can own a piece of the kennedy space shenter launch pad. as we head to break another look at the tonight show with jay leno. >>> it has been a tough week for nfl coaches. 7 nfl head coaches got fired on monday. that's a lot of jobs open. the most job openings we have had in the country in the last four years. >> welcome back. the clashes on capitol hill for super storm sandy victims may be celted. we have an exact time frame on when the house will vote. long beach new york one of the hardest hit areas that is where wnyw reporter is live for us. teresa? >> good morning heather good morning to you. it has been 66 days. hard to believe 66 days since hurricane sandy hits. 66 days since this storm totally and completely ripped lives apart here and businesses shattered homes really did so much damage. people here need congress' help and yet it has been 66 days and no federal relief. they are hoping the initial sandy relief if federal aid was going to comic request and get their lives ba
at nasa ames described it this way. the first few months of the mission they have these huge charts on the wall's engineering rover with all these dimensions. we would have some geometric question. well, can we see this? can we reach that? is this rock going to be in the shade or will it be in the sun? we would go and stand and we would stare at those charts. over overtime, we stopped doing it so much because we began to gain a sense of -- that is projecting yourself into the rover. it's just an amazing capability of the human mind that you can sort of retool yourself. so acting through the robots, the control, the scientist look around, they manipulate materials and the move over the landscape. they may pretend to be a rover, crouching down and gesturing with an arm to better imagine what is reachable. and through the eyeglasses and special cameras, they can directly see iron minerals in the rocks. they are transformed in a way to -- on mars. now that is all pretty different from doing field science on earth and this is an odd kind of expedition for another reason. usually scientis
stolen and then discovered. new generation of rovers new generation of rovers designed for nasa's next well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good! >> dan: an internet outage in the bay area tonight. service from t.w. telecom has been intermittent. technicians are having a hard time pinpointing the problem. >>> those gps ankle bracelets that monitored some parolees are not as effective as they could be because some convicted sex offenders and gang members are cigt the devices off a
. >>> still to come, nasa hangs a for rent sign on some of itself legendary real estate. >>> speaking of space and travel, how about a view from above courtesy of the international space station. >>> good morning to you. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic moving smoothly there. those folks might have had to scrape a little ice off the windshield this morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. i had to dig through the car to -- >> yes, exactly that sound. the north bay and east bay cold enough for patchy frost or frosty windshield for the north bay and east bay valleys. 36 in san jose, kind of chilly right now. it will be a cool game toward the evening. 49ers about 49 degrees to start the game. >> sounds fair. >> that's a sign of good things to come we'll see. cold temperatures at candlestick and cool temperatures during the day even with the sunshine. we have one system there spinning down the coast. we'll watch that and see if it brings any coastal showers later in the evening. you can see in the futurecast things looking dry as we
. why nasa is getting into the landlord business. >>> and it is never too early to learn. next, what mothers-to-be are being told to do while their children are still in the womb. new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. >>> moms to be, a reason to talk to your babies before they're born. a new study says babies begin learning the sound of their native language before birth. >> look at that. >> researchers in washington state studied 40 infants from the u.s. and 40 infants from sweden. the newborns were tested on vowel sound in 17 languages. when a baby heard a vowel in their own language, they paused. researchers believe that means they recognized the sounds. >>> nasa is looking to take on a new role -- landlord. the space age
and the engine was burning. nasa is scheduled to use the same battery technology on the international space station in 2017. but the agency says their battery design is different and no changes to the contract have been made. >> delta is about to add a spending rirme to their frequent flyer program. starting next year they will require a minute null of $2,500 in ticket purchase for the year. as a result some passengers may get bummed to a lower rate or bumped out to the program. >> a vote will be held next week that will allow the country to borrow more money. it will give the government another three months of borrowing authority. otherwise, the government will not be able to pay its bills. the white house says they are encouraged by the move. >> the d.c. taxicab want to be able to accept credit cards. if the measures are approved riders can use credit cards or debit cards. >> now to the flu outbreak. a short time ago we learned a child died in maryland from flu-related issues. today, the center of disease control revealed the number of older people hosp
. take a look at the satellite picture got from nasa. these are clouds out in the mountains. we see this great strike here. that is still on the ground. it was deposited by the storm -- gray stripe there. that is still on the ground. it was deposited by the storm. in greater amounts, with to get into virginia, a little bit brighter. -- when you get into virginia, a little birit brighter. generally an inch or less of snow run maryland. -- around maryland. more significant amounts were in virginia and west virginia. temperatures, we're in the 30's. mid-30's throughout most of the day. we have strong northwest winds. that translates to, it feels like the 20's. it feels like the teams out in far western maryland. it is a broad it today. here is the satellite image. a stationary front door north. really cold of the new england. england.enew that will dominate our weather as we move through the weekend. the coldest air and canada, the court did regions, has shifted east. -- arctic regions, has shifted east. another like it'll be feature that all be around for a while. 46 is the high for t
. the blue devils coast past maryland 84-64. and nasa fan test was -- fan fest was the per for the opportunity for the introduction of one of the newest stars. the speedy center fielder came to d.c. at a trade for the wins -- twins. he's expected to be the leadoff hitter and joins jason weather and harper as one of the toughest -- jason werth and harper as one of the tough of the in the league and this is his reaction to the trade. >> and this reaction, i was torn a bit. i was in minnesota for a long time and so i was a little bit, you know, surreal to be living there. come i heard i was coming to washington and knew about the season it had last year, definitely perked up and quick perked up and got excited. >> now, what is good about him, where's a true center fielder and bryce harper doesn't have to play center field. he can move to his position and had jason werth in right field. that is triple trouble for a lot of teams. >> they're set up to be in good position? >> very good position and could be about ther than the teams last year. >> knock on wood. >> at least on pape
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us this morning. >>> some bay area scientists working with nasa may soon update images by the mars rover. some are thinking it might be a flower, well now while the current mars rover is very cool imagine a new model that could happen around mars. it's something nasa is working on withstand ford university. "today in the bay's" business and tech reporter scott budman got a preview of what it might someday do. >> reporter: we cheered along with nasa when the curiosity rover landed on mars but imagine a future where, when we get to the red planet or one of its moons, we can explore it much faster with a new rover being called the hedgehog, designed to work in the low gravity martian atmosphere. >> for that we take full advantage of the fact that we have very little gravity and this way we can hop on the surface and cover a lot of distance without having to roll over the rocks as we do traditionally with the mars rovers. >> reporter: a joint project between nasa's jet propulsion lab and stanford university, the hedgehog may resemble a silicon valley special effect, but it is destined
will be going beyond earth's orbit with the help from europe. nasa is teaming up with the european space agency to build the service mod you will oor the owe r-- owe ryan's spacecraft. hopefully a manned mission by 2021. nasa wants the spacecraft to carry astronauts to astroids and mars. a test flight is planned for next year. >>> president obama expects it to be a good year for companies hiring. cheryl casone joins us with more. >> some of the viewers are getting jobs through you. congrats to you and to them. >> i know some of them don't want to be on air or have their names used on air but congratulations for those of you e-mailing me getting jobs. we have more jobs available. if you think 20 percent unemployment is good that's fine. we have this company. you mentioned the president in your introduction. the medical device tags a lot of these companies have been laying off. this is a rare find for us. they do monitoring devices to monitor heart rates things like that. they have sales jobs of any critical care. engineers. 106 jobs. salary range pretty darn nice. 60,000 to 325,000. they have be
. $150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm's path as alaska. $15 million for nasa facilities though nasa itself has called damage from the hurricane minimal. all of those provisions were stripped from the bill the house approved today. i want to underscore that. it was pork-free. ron reagan, what do you make of this? >> well, as far as those provisions being in there in the first place, unfortunately, that's how sausages are made in washington, d.c. let's remember, we're talking about an appropriation that is some 10,000 million dollars. you cited less than $200 million out of that that is questionable. it was stripped out, but even if it wasn't stripped out, even if that was the price you pay for greasing the skids of government to get needed aid to people, i would argue that it is necessary, that you must do that. it's unfortunate, but we must do that. now, look, if you want to have a discussion about flood insurance in this country or what fema does or how it does it or how effectively it does it, that's fine. but you don't do it when you have thousands of people in desper
mcilhaney. >>> nasa says make us an offer. coming up, the space agency's going out here is an extreme form of intervention. a chinese father was worried that his son was spending too much time online so a dad hired down virtual hitmen to hunt down and kill his son in the games. the 23-year-old son is unemployed. his dad says he wants him to get a job. >>> five people were injured in new jersey when a packed escalator kicked into reverse. it was going up and suddenly stopped and sped back ward. cell phone video shows people piling up at the bottom of the escalator. others tried to jump over the side to escape the growing pile. the station saw extensive from superstorm sandy in october and they believe the malfunction may have been an electrical fault that lingered after the storm. now, to what would make the most epic craigslist ad ever. nasa is selling on leasing out facilities used by its space program. >> america is not going to stop exploring. >> the last shuttle flight was in july 2011 when atlantis made its final touchdown. maintenance costs are just too high, among them, launch
costs. >> one of the most recognizable faces seen in outer-space. what mona lisa has do with nasa's plan to replace radio waves a way to communicate with astronauts. >>> temperatures warming up across the bay area and our meteorologist mark tamayo comes up next with whether the mild weather will linger for your holiday weekend? . >> a remind are you can get watch all of our newscasts live, be connected anytime, anywhere. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. . >>> in case you missed it, didn't get a chance to goo outside, tea a look at this gorgeous sunset this evening from california's ocean beach of but no bonfires allowed tonight. air quality managers have called another
that ship. >>> two, one -- >> that's a look at nasa's new communications satellite being launched into space last night. it will be used to communicate with the astronauts living on the international space station. it will also be able to transfer images from the hubble space telescope. this is nasa's 11th time sending a tracking and data relay satellite into space. the first was launched in 1983. >>> lawyers for the florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing trayvon martin say their client is broke and needs donations. george zimmerman claims he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. it happened inside a gated community in sanford, florida, last february. zimmerman's lawyers are trying to get june's trial date pushed back to november. his attorney put up a request on line asking for public donations. he wants to raise $30,000 a month for zimmerman's defense. so far his attorneys have spent more than $300,000 on fees and living expenses for zimmerman. >>> and this morning, a gun control task force now has ideas from people of newtown, connecticut, on cu
on scalped tickets for the inauguration. >> boeing's battery problem as a connection to nasa's international space station. let's find out more from linda bell at bloomberg headquarters. good morning. >> boeing has had a very turbulent week. it turns out that a unit of a japanese company that is behind the boeing batteries also won a contract in august as a pilot scheme by on a battery cells to nasa to help our the international space station -- to power the lithium ion battery cells. you are out of luck if you are planning to try on ebay or craigslist for scalps tickets for president obama's inaugural ceremonies. after a push from democratic senator chuck schumer but two web sites and pledged to stop selling them because the tickets are meant to be free. in some cases the tickets were going for thousands of dollars. the value of the white house has climbed while president obama has been in office. the research firm estimates 1600 pennsylvania avenue is pennsylvania avenue $295 million, up from four years ago. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. >> wow. >> where do i put the down payment?
of the computer attack against nasa. there were a lot of anti-nuclear activists met were concerned about a project that would blow up and rain down on earth. just before launch this computer message pops up in the nasa computers that says wank, worms against nuclear killers, and then there is a lyric from midnight oil, and then later on there was questioned about whether or not doing assange was involved in that. he will never say that he was or was not involved. >> the lyric was? >> you talk a lot times of peace, but then you prepare for war. it is very much a kind of thing that happens on the internet. the power that the government has and the countervailing power that citizens have. it also places julian assange in that milburn hacker community from which he ultimately emerged. >> you take it from their right through the arab spring, as we approached the second anniversary of the egyptian uprising, january 25. you talk about wikileaks having contributed to the uprisings in the middle east. >> i do not think there is any question. it would be far-fetched to say that it cost the average spring, b
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scientists working with nasa upstaged the mars rover. they have a new way to explore the red planet. our business and tech reporter scott budman is here to take us into space. >> we're going to go far, far away, raj. a couple of cool stories tonight. first, the kind of picture that sends space fans speculating an internet traffic skyrocketing. this is one of the recent images spotted by the curiosity rover and sent back here to earth. it's a petal shaped cluster which has some thinking it might be a flower. others say it looks more like quartz. now back in october a similar picture turned out to be a piece of plastic that fell off the rover. while the current mars rover is cool, imagine a new model that could hop around mars. it's something innasa is workin on with stanford university. we cheered along with nasa when the curiosity rover landed on mars. but imagine a few toor where when we get to the red planet we can explore it much faster with a new rover being called the hedge hog designed to work in the low gravity martian atmosphere. >> advantage of the fact we have very little gravi
. >> starbucks taking over the world. >> a cup at a time. >>> time now 5:51. own your very own lunch pad. nasa looking to sell pieces of space history. own your very own launch pad. >> a dog missing in a snowstorm for five days. how an 11-year-old's skill brought the dog home coming up. ,,,,,, share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. > we are starting with clear skies and cold temperatures, 20s and 30s in many spots. more coming up. >> the bay bridge toll plaza, reports of a stalled vehicle on the "s" curve that may slow you down. also an accident eastbound 780 at 80. more on that coming up in just a few minutes. >>> welcome back. i'm elizabeth wenger. michelle is off this morning. time now 5:54. >>> you need some heavy equipment to steal an atm, something big like a van. surveillance video shows a white van crashing through the front doors of a gas station in tennessee. the two men from the van went right through the atm. the
moments ago a shot of this. santa clara county will talk about buying moffett field. nasa's long talked about selling that airfield and hangar one saying it costs too much money to operate and maintain them. tonight's meeting is set for 6:00 at the county government center in san jose. >>> it's 5:21 right now. coming up, guilty as charged. team oracle racing learned its punishment for spying on another america's cup team. [ female announcer ] back to school means back to busy mornings. that's why i got them pillsbury toaster strudel. warm flaky pastry with delicious sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get two boxtops for their school. toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ >>> the 2013 inaugural meeting of the board of supervisors will turn a lot of heads today. they plan to descend on san francisco city hall and they plan to disrobe should supervisor scott weiner be elected president of the board. he proposed legislation t
a civil launchpad. nasa is selling space in the building first used to put together saturn v rockets for the apollo program. >>> and for the first time, astronomers studying a newborn star got a first glimpse of the planet forming around it. there's a giant gas in the disk of materials surrounding the star and using gravity surrounding the gap help the star to grow. >>> well, the first day of trading for 2013 had stocks on a tear following the fiscal cliff deals on capitol hill. the dow opens at 13,412 after surging 308 points yesterday. the s&p shot up 36. and the nasdaq leaped 92. overseas, the nikkei was closed for a holiday, but the hang seng rose 86. the fiscal cliff deal isn't all good news. moody's investor services warned that if a viable plan to shrink our deficit isn't reached in the next few months the government's credit rating could be at risk. >>> al jazeera could be coming to a tv near you. former vice president al gore has sold current tv, the channel he co founded, to al jazeera. the plan is to use existing distribution to broadcast to u.s. viewers. one interesting n
? there's word tonight that nasa is selling or renting facilities at the kennedy space center that were part of that shuttle program, which ended a year-and-a-half ago. in addition to launch pad 39a, they're selling space in the vehicle assembly building, which was first used to put together saturn 5 rockets for the apollo program. >>> and in paris, the police are hunting for four men who decided not to buy, but to steal. their target, the flagship apple store in the city of paris. the masked gunmen forced their way in after it had closed on new year's eve. they made off with iphones, ipads and other apple products worth an estimated $1.3 million, while the police were elsewhere, helping out with new year's eve celebrations. >>> and when we come back, making a difference. a recipe for success in one struggling american city. >>> finally tonight, our "making a difference" report is from detroit, which has faced an enormous economic struggle and lost a quarter of its population over the last decade or so. but some who remain are fighting back with a new creativity that's beginning to show
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